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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This name became a reference. This beer is mostly pointed out with its product name: “a Paterke”. This “Paterke” is a chestnut coloured dark beer with a high fermentation (6.7 alcohol content) and a full taste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Pours reddish brown with a decent head. Malty, yeasty, and slightly bitter at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (645) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Welcome to Georgia...little friend. Amongst the lofty level of St. Bernardus, this ale is not the greatest. This is like saying that Scottie Pippen was not the greatest Chicago Bulls player of all time. What we have here is a great complimentary player, with all his frothy head, smooth medium malted body, and clean sweet finish. This is a big upgrade to your run-of-the-mill brune. The candi sugar slightly overtakes the malt in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2004
This beer sports a large foamy beige head on an hazy reddish brown body. Nice lacing is present and the overall appearance is nice. the aroma has yeat, malt and fruity aroma. Tast is initially sweet, malty and fruity. Lots of bitterness is present in the finish and it reatians alot of residual alcohol in spite of its relatively modest ABV. Nice plaate and overall a nice double.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Decent look to it, much of the standard trappist goodness. Then the aroma is more or less like the other St. B’s; malty and yeasty almost like bread, but not as strong on this brew. Flavor is about the same as the other’s as well, just toned down. Has somewhat of a wine like finish to it, which is the most notable difference.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Pours a murky mahogany brown with a puffy and well-lacing off-white head. Aroma is a mild, yet complex, blend of sweet caramel malt, bready Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Starts with a soft bready sweetness turning slightly more dry toward a crisp, enjoyable finish. Hides its alcohol very well and could even be described as a Belgian session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
Nice brown beer with a good ivory colored head.Medium rich aroma of fine roasted malts an candy sugar with a fine frechness in the nose.Smooth mouthfeeling with hints of ripe banana,malts,touch of honey with a soury frechness in the end.A very tastefull and very drinkable belgian ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Aroma is yeasty and doughy. Some sour fruit also detected in the nose. The apperance is a brownish red with a moderate head. The flavor is very murky and sour. Mouthfeel is a little thin. An ok effort but Im more excited about trying the 8 and the 12.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8159) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
Dark brown with a rocky off-white head. Aromas are yeasty and bready with some spice and sweetness. Flavours are mild and fruity with more bready yeast and delicate floral notes. Has a lovely soft foam mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2004
This is a OK Belgian Ale. Sweet, malty, and fruity flavors. Finishes sticky, rich, and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Reddish brown pour with a foamy white head that is quite short lived. The lacing is moderate. The nose is malty with a flowery sweetness and a musty earthy yeastiness. Taste is quite delicate and sweet with roasted dark malt, brown sugar, raisins, and bitter to spicy hops, which are supplemented by a dusty dry yeast strain. The alcohol presence is a lot stronger than anticipated for a 6.5% ABV brew. The mouthfeel however is quite watery and hollow. I am coming to a conclusion, that among the Belgian style beers, Dubbles are the least favorite of mine. This is not a knock on this beer. The style just doesn’t light me up.


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